The Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust is governed and managed by an experienced financial advisor along with a group of carefully selected trustees who provide dedicated direction and oversight.
Rick Humphrey, Trustee
Rick has been a member of St. Malachy Parish since moving to Rantoul, Illinois, in 1976 with his wife Judy. Father Malinowski asked Rick to become a trustee when the Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust was formed in 1996. Having known Henry Smith, Rick felt it was an honor to serve on the trust to see the fulfillment of Mr. Smith’s vision of providing financial assistance to the school. Rick is a project manager for Clark Dietz Engineers and has used his engineering experience when serving on various parish building and expansion committees. Rick and his wife have two sons, Greg and Luke, who are alumni of St. Malachy School. He describes his experience of being a trustee as very enjoyable and firmly believes in Father Malinowski’s words that, “St. Malachy School is the lifeblood of our Parish.”
Tom Iorio, Trustee
Tom has been a member of St. Malachy Parish since moving to Rantoul, Illinois in 1982 to establish his business. Tom has been involved with the Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust since its formation in the mid 90’s, assisting Father Malinowski, Carolyn Taylor, and Henry Smith with its development and structure. Once formed in 1996, Tom served as the financial advisor for the trust from 1996-2018. Tom is now a retired partner/financial advisor with Edward Jones. After retiring in 2018, Tom was asked to serve as a trustee to fill the irreplaceable void and retirement of Carolyn Taylor as a trustee. Tom is married to Sonna. They have two children, Ryan and Bethany (a 1993 St. Malachy graduate) and four grandchildren. Tom describes the privilege of working with the Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust as another example of the profound vision of Father Malinowski and the legacy and generosity of Henry Smith. The Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust has proven to be an incredible resource and support to the community of Rantoul and to all the families and beautiful children who have, and will continue, to walk the halls of the special Christian structure we know as St. Malachy School.
Gregory Kaler Smith, Trustee
Greg graduated from St. Malachy School in 1980, and cites his time there as the most significant formative experience of his life. As a trustee of the Henry J. Smith Charitable Trust, Greg is committed to ensuring that the school continues to offer that same opportunity to the Rantoul community for years to come. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University (where he was student body president) and his law degree from Georgetown as well. Greg is a partner in the international law firm of DLA Piper (one of the largest law firms in the world), where his practice focuses on financing infrastructure projects in emerging markets; he has worked in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has five children and lives in Washington DC.
Deborah Clifford Schmidt, Trustee
Deborah has been a trustee for the Henry Smith Charitable Trust since 2007, and her family has a long history at Donovan Memorial/St. Malachy School. Four generations of her family have attended the school, including her, her parents and grandparents, all seven of her brothers and sisters, and her children. She has served in a variety of volunteer positions over the years (Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fall Fest Coordinator, and more) in support of St. Malachy’s mission. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she started her career at Chanute Air Force Base in 1985 and worked there until its closure in 1993, when she began work at Carle Foundation Hospital where she now serves as Director of Supply Chain Services. Debbie and her husband, Leonard, have two children, Clark and Brooke.
John Graham, Trustee
John is a St. Malachy parishioner and serves on the St. Malachy Parish Finance Council. His father, siblings and children are all alumni of either Donovan Memorial or St. Malachy School. John is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Accountancy and is a member of the Illinois Society of CPAs. He is retired from Regency Multifamily in Champaign, Illinois. John has a deep love for the school and parish and is honored and humbled to be a trustee for the Henry Smith Charitable Trust that continues to be a vital part of St. Malachy School’s future, thanks to Father Malinowski’s vision and the extraordinary generosity and faith of countless others.